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A celebration of William Stafford at the Princeton Art Museum

January 17, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“Happy Birthday, William Stafford”
Thursday, January 17, 2013
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Princeton Art Museum

Birthday treats will be served.

Join us in celebrating and commemorating the birthday of one of America’s most important poets, William Stafford, on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 6:00PM, in the Princeton Art Museum.  The public is invited to attend this free event.

At this reading, jointly sponsored by the Friends of William Stafford and Poetry@Princeton, members of the audience will be invited to read one of their favorite Stafford poems.  Note: If you would like to participate, please bring a copy of one or two of your favorite Stafford poems.

Princeton Art Museum is located on the Princeton campus. For directions, visit the museum’s website


William Stafford was born on January 17, 1914.  A favorite professor at Lewis and Clark College, where he taught for 30 years, he remains one of America’s most celebrated poets.  Known for his encouragement of other writers and for his advocacy of free expression in writing and speech, Stafford is the author of more than fifty books and a recipient of the National Book Award.  He died in August 1993.

The Friends of William Stafford is a non-profit poetry-advocacy organization that, by keeping alive Stafford’s gift as a teacher devoted to all types of free expression, provides ongoing education in literature, particularly in poetry, in ways that will encourage and broaden the community of readers and writers.  FWS also supports and helps to underwrite a variety of literary projects and events open to the public. You can visit their website here.

For its commitment to promote the reading, writing, and enjoyment of all literature, FWS received from the International Society of Philosophical Enquiry the 2001 Whiting Memorial Award for public service to the arts.


January 17, 2013
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Princeton Art Museum